- Liverpool drew against Burnley 1-1, meaning it might not break all the records it looked to break just a few weeks prior. (The title, of course, still belongs to the Reds.)
- There’s still a race for all of the European places underfoot, which might be made more lively by the UEFA ban decision set to come for Manchester City on Monday
- The North London Derby, at 11:30am ET on Sunday, is the highlight of the week. Midweek draws by Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur leave the Gunners one point above Spurs in the table. Catch it on NBCSN.
Best Premier League matches this weekend
|Sheffield United vs.|
|Saturday, July 11, 12:30pm ET|
NBC and NBC Sports Gold
|Saturday, July 11, 3pm ET|
NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold
|Tottenham vs. |
|Sunday, July 12, 11:30am ET|
NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold
Spurs vs. Arsenal live stream
- When: Sunday, July 12, 11:30am ET
- Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
- Broadcast: NBCSN and Universo
- Streaming Services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV, NBC Sports Gold
Tottenham, under manager Jose Mourinho, has been somewhat of a train wreck, with fans and media alike ridiculing the Portuguese for taking Spurs from an exciting attack force to a park-the-bus team. The improvements in the standings have been minimal, with Spurs still in ninth place with four games to go. Considering the club’s UCL hopes are all but gone, this 200th edition of the North London derby is purely for bragging rights, something Spurs could use right now.
Arsenal has had an average season, all things being said, with breakout performers like Bukayo Saka weighing against being just eighth in the table. Former player Mikel Arteta took over after Unai Emery was sacked, and life at the Emirates has improved since his tenure began. Having fixed so many problems the club was facing, it would be a cruel ending to the season to lose to Spurs and Mourinho, effectively sealing that Spurs will finish above Arsenal for the fourth year in a row.
Premier League Table
(updated following July 11 matches)
Premier League live stream: How to watch Premier League matches online
The bulk of Premier League matches air on NBCSN, with NBC and NBC Sports Gold carrying the remainder.
Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, as you have access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, and Hulu’s original programming. Channels like FS1, FS2, and NBCSN deliver some of the best soccer from Europe and North America direct to you.
FuboTV was created with soccer fans in mind; there’s even original content catering to that dedicated group. Whether you’re an MLS or Bundesliga fan checking out the action on FS1 and FS2, a Liga MX or El Tri fan tuning into TUDN, a La Liga fan tuning into BeIN Sports, or a Premier League fan rising early with NBCSN, Fubo delivers the beautiful game.
If you’re looking primarily for Spanish-language coverage from TUDN, TyC, and GolTV, as well as both the English and Spanish-language versions of BeIN Sports, you might consider Fubo Español. It provides access to La Liga, Concacaf Champions League, Copa Libertadores, and more.
Sling TV is a great destination for soccer fans. It has two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which each cost $30 per month. Getting Sling Orange + Blue saves money and it provides the most access to sports. Sling Blue provides FS1 for MLS and Bundesliga matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and NFL Network for fans of the other kind of football. Sling Orange has ESPN and ESPN2 for MLS, USMNT, and USWNT fans, as well as those who want to catch international matchups. The World Sports package includes BeIN Sports and La Liga action for $10 a month. Completists will want FS2 through the Sling Blue Sports Extra package for just $10 a month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Sling’s now offering a 14-day free trial though July 6.
AT&T TV Now starts with access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. With multiple packages to choose from, you can find a solution for all your soccer channels. Whether it’s ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, or TUDN, AT&T TV Now can get you there.
YouTube TV is a great option for soccer fans, with NBCSN, four ESPN channels, the Fox sports suite of channels (including Fox Soccer Plus as as add-on), and even specific channels for MLS teams LAFC and Orlando City SC if you’re in those markets. There’s also NBA TV and a number of college sports networks to whet your sports appetite if soccer’s not on. One subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR.
NBC Sports Gold caters to a range of sports fans, providing essential coverage for completists. If you’re a Premier League fan, for example, NBC Sports Gold is the only way to get all the matches in a season—each team has a number of matches ca rried exclusively by the service. It’s also a must for golf fans. Its PGA Tour Live carries exclusive live coverage of featured groups and round recaps for each featured player. If your tastes run to rugby, figure skating, speed skating, skiing, motocross, supercross, lacrosse, cycling, or Indy Car racing, NBC Sports Gold has a specialized, comprehensive package built for you.
Premier League 101: Info for new fans
The Premier League features 20 teams from London, Manchester, Liverpool, and smaller outposts stretching from Britain’s southern coast to its very northern reaches. But it’s also a global phenomenon, arguably the world’s best pro league, with a collection of the best players on the planet.
What is the Premier League?
Created in 1992, the Premier League is a remaking of England’s First Division, featuring 20 teams in an annual 38-match competition that runs from August to May. (Each team plays a home match and an away match against every other team throughout the season.) The Premier League is at the top of a pyramid of leagues under the Football Association’s governance, and it employs a system of promotion and relegation. That means each year the bottom three teams are relegated (or dropped) to the second level, confusingly called the Championship, while the top two Championship teams automatically move up to the Premier League, and the Championship’s third through sixth teams go through a playoff to win the last spot. Promoted teams get to stay in the Premier League as long as they can finish 17th or better from year to year.
The winner is determined by who gets the most points over the course of the season—three points for a win, and one for a draw. Ties in the standings are broken by goal differential: a simple equation of goals scored minus goals allowed.
Matches typically take place on Saturdays in the afternoon and evening primarily, though there are a few Sunday tilts, a Monday evening contest, and an occasional match on Friday nights. Most matches air in the U.S. on NBCSN, with NBC taking select matches. On the season’s final day, when all 20 teams play simultaneously, NBC lets soccer invade all its channels. (For American viewers, the time difference means most of the action takes place in the early morning to mid-afternoon. West Coast viewers get the occasional indignities of start times of 4:30am!)
Which Premier League teams should I know?
The Premier League currently has a “Big Six” that perennially finishes at the top of the table—in part because they have the financial resources to sign top players and top coaches. London has three of the top six: Arsenal, Chelsea, and Spurs. Manchester has two in Manchester City and Manchester United. Liverpool is the other consistent top finisher. Much of the narratives throughout the season swirl around those teams.
There are other notable, intriguing teams to know, however. Wolves (based in Wolverhampton) finished in seventh in its first year back in the Prem (in 2019-20) with a lineup heavily leaning on Portuguese players and a Portuguese coach. Everton, Liverpool’s cross-town rival, has been a destination for top American players in years prior and still has an American following as a result. West Ham, representing East London, has a tough-guy reputation yet a post-goal ritual involving a song called “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” and a bubble machine. Teams like Burnley and Newcastle date back to the 19th century.
The new teams this year who won promotion include Norwich City (nicknamed the Canaries, with an audacious yellow and green color scheme that makes them the Oregon Ducks of the Premier League), Sheffield United (nicknamed the Blades), and Aston Villa (which share a claret and cobalt color scheme with West Ham and Burnley). Both Norwich and Villa return to the Premier League after three years away; the Blades return after a 12-year absence.
Premier League top scorers
The top scorers for the 2019-20 season (as of July 9) are:
- Jamie Vardy, Leicester City (22 goals)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal (20 goals)
- Danny Ings, Southampton (19 goals)
- Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (19 goals)
Premier League champions
- 2019-20: Liverpool
- 2018-19: Manchester City
- 2017-18: Manchester City
- 2016-17: Chelsea
- 2015-16: Leicester City
- 2014-15: Chelsea
- 2013-14: Manchester City
- 2012-13: Manchester United
- 2011-12: Manchester City
- 2010-11: Manchester United
- 2009-10: Chelsea
- 2008-09: Manchester United
Here’s a complete list of the winners and runner-ups, dating back to the Premier League season in 1992-93.
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